In a recent development, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal faced criticism from both BJP and Congress leaders for his decision to skip the Enforcement Directorate summons related to the alleged Delhi liquor policy scam. Sambit Patra, a prominent figure from the BJP, referred to Kejriwal as “an ocean of corruption,” while Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit contrasted Kejriwal’s current actions with his past involvement in the Anna movement and suggested that he seemed afraid and on the run.
However, undeterred by the criticism, Arvind Kejriwal continued with his political campaign in Madhya Pradesh’s Singrauli after requesting the Enforcement Directorate to withdraw the summons. He also challenged the Central government to arrest not just him but also the “thinking of Kejriwal.” He emphasized that even if he were arrested, the ideas and beliefs he represents are shared by countless individuals across the country.
Sandeep Dikshit, a former Congress MP and the son of the late Sheila Dikshit, who served as Delhi’s Chief Minister, remarked that Kejriwal appeared to be running away from the situation. Dikshit pointed out that during the Anna movement, Kejriwal had advocated for thorough inquiries into corruption allegations against ministers. This contrast in behavior, according to Dikshit, suggests that Kejriwal is now fearful and evading the situation.
Congress General Secretary Abhishek Dutt also criticized Kejriwal, urging him to face the Enforcement Directorate’s investigation if he believes in his innocence. Dutt cited examples of senior Congress leaders Rahul and Sonia Gandhi complying with such summons in the past and challenged Kejriwal to stand up to the BJP.
Following these developments, Sambit Patra of the BJP continued to accuse Kejriwal of being deeply involved in corruption, suggesting that the Enforcement Directorate had called him for this reason. In response, Kejriwal wrote a letter to the Enforcement Directorate, questioning the motivation behind their notice and alleging that it was leaked to certain BJP figures to tarnish his reputation.